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UK post-Brexit foreign review points to rocky road ahead

Two of the longstanding pillars of British policy in the post-war period - its alliances with the United States and Europe - are in flux.

To be fair to Mr Johnson, he has sought to emphasise that while the United Kingdom is departing the EU, it is not leaving Europe. And he claims that London will seek to continue, if not intensify, cooperation with EU partners in areas including crime, counter-terrorism and foreign affairs.

LONDON has this month begun what it asserts will be the most sweeping UK defence and security review since the end of the Cold War. Yet, while British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is eager to explore the potential opportunities of the post-Brexit landscape, the challenges are mounting too in...